Joined: Mar 2017
If my team (Boston) misses out on the playoffs and were somehow to win the lottery I would totally trade down if I were the real GM. I think 1st overall pick is more valuable then any player in this draft, even though one of the players will be selected and one team may prefer a certain guy so they'll want #1, I just don't see that much difference between the top 5 or so players. If I could trade from #1 to #5 and pick up some help this year, a second round pick (top 40) or a prospect who's worth atleast a second rounder: I'd definitely do it. I really don't see any guy in this draft being a real franchise player, so why not move down if someone will pay you a fair price for the pick. Is Hischier and Patrick really that much better than all of ; Liljegren, Heiskanen, Glass, Vilardi, Rasmussen, Necas, Suzuki, Kostin, Tippet... ect... ect... If I could trade from #1 to #10 and pick up the teams next year first, while still getting one of these guys this year, I think it would make sense. Next year should be a stronger draft and you'd be adding 2 bodies instead of one.